Cyberport Academy launches summer programmes to build an I&T talent pipeline

Cyberport Academy launches summer programmes to build an I&T talent pipeline

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AI and FinTech are two of Cyberport’s key technology and application clusters.

Cyberport Academy announced a partnership with the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and two community startups to launch the FinTech Summer Programme and the AI Bootcamp for secondary school students who are interested in careers in innovation and technology (I&T) industry.

Under the FinTech Summer Programme, students can learn the latest FinTech developments in AI, machine learning, and basic programme skills, CreditTech and RegTech areas. They will take part in workshops, group projects, speakers sharing sessions, visits. 

Keynote speakers include William Lam, Founder & Group CEO of FundingReach Holdings Limited, professors from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of HKU and senior management from Cyberport.

Guest speakers include Anson Kwok, Managing Director and Head of Commercial Bank, Citi Hong Kong; Bong Chan, Leader of Southern Region Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry of Deloitte; Stephen Leung, Head of IT, Wealth & Personal Banking of Hang Seng Bank; Ralph Lai, Commissioner of the Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation; and Rockson Hsu, Chief Executive Officer of ZA Bank, and more. 

Meanwhile, the AI Bootcamp, which will be held online and conducted by CUHK teaching staff, can help students experience the way AI and motivation algorithms facilitate the learning process, keeping them informed of the latest developments in AI. Furthermore, participants are able to learn about multiple facets of AI, including the history of AI, deep learning, applied cases in EdTech and FinTech sectors, as well as the future development of AI.

“AI and FinTech are two of Cyberport’s key technology and application clusters. As an international financial hub, Hong Kong is well-positioned to take advantage of the development of FinTech. According to The Future of Jobs Report published by the World Economic Forum last year, AI and machine learning specialists are expected to see strong market demand in the coming five years,” said Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport.

"Cyberport has always been committed to nurturing I&T talents. I am delighted that the Cyberport Academy has extended its summer training programmes to secondary school students. In the future, we will introduce a greater range of training programmes and courses targeting secondary school students. It is our goal to benefit more youngsters as well as cultivate more technology talent for the city," he added.

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